Nikon D5500 vs Nikon D5300

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Nikon D5500

93

Nikon D5300

91

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D5500

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,438 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
84.0
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
200 ms shutter lag
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5300.

competitors

Nikon D5500 Competitors

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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$797 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$782 - $997 body only

$1,090 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Nikon D5300 Competitors

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Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$797 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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